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France’s Finest Dinner in Honor of Bill Nunnelly
If there were ever a way to pay tribute to Bill Nunnelly, it’s a dinner featuring France’s finest wines. This dinner, on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the home of Holly and Mark Whaley, will celebrate Bill’s legacy with wines donated by his friends and loved ones.
This is a dinner honoring the late Bill Nunnelly, donated by those who loved this iconic man. While we could keep this description at that, knowing how beloved he was within this community, we want to make sure to say a few words that honor Bill, much like this dinner will.
Bill Nunnelly was a truly cherished member of the Nashville Wine Auction community. Just last year, we celebrated Bill’s contributions by presenting him with the 2021 Norman M. Lipman Award for Dedicated Service and Generosity. The award recognizes individuals who have embraced the humanitarian qualities of wisdom, courage, optimism, commitment, and integrity in their personal and professional lives. And boy, was Bill the embodiment of those qualities.
Bill, alongside his wife Rosann, helped shape the early foundation of what the Nashville Wine Auction is today. They have been generous and regular donors, chairing l’Eté du Vin events in 1986, 1987, and 1996, and their generous donations to the Capital Campaign were integral to the Nashville Wine Auction office move and upgrade. The boardroom at the new office is the “Rosann & Bill Nunnelly Boardroom”, thanks to their consistent giving.
This dinner, on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the home of Holly and Mark Whaley, will celebrate Bill’s legacy with wines donated by his friends and loved ones. Chef Joe Townsend will be preparing the dinner’s courses. Rosann will be there raising a glass with each course. The wines are a reflection of Bill’s magnanimous spirit, and we look forward to celebrating his legacy together.
Wines to be poured at this dinner include:
Buy-A-Spot at this dinner
A total of 8 spots for couples will be sold separately. The Auctioneer will explain the rules from the podium.
One spot includes:
If you are interested in purchasing multiple spots, please hold up the corresponding number of fingers when bidding.
No shared pours.
Donated by Pam & Keith Browning, Pam & Steve Taylor, Karin & Irv Lingo, Paula & Tom Milam, Beth & John Huff, Cynthia & Elliot Himmelfarb, Tom Black, Deby & Keith Pitts, Janice Elliott & David Morgan, Jean & Hal Lewis, Holly & Mark Whaley, Chef Joe Townsend